A conversation with Merseyside’s first BJJ black belt – Paul Rimmer

Paul Rimmer, widely regarded as one of the top trainers in the UK and head coach of Next Generation MMA Liverpool, talks about handling Covid at his gym, his favorite submission and fighting a 300 lb. wrestler. Rimmer was the first BJJ black belt from Merseyside, so he has been

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6’8, 145kg Bodybuilder and Actor Martyn Ford Steps Back On the Mats for MMA Debut

British bodybuilder, actor and aspiring MMA fighter Martyn Ford has stepped back on to the mats at his gym – Gracie Barra Sutton Coldfield, in preparation for his debut MMA fight. Towering at 6’8 – 203 cm, weighing a massive 320 lbs – 145 kg of pure muscle, with a

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Five Gi Chokes You Need to Know

Picture courtesy of @evolveMMA I prefer the gi in comparison to no-gi because I feel the gi provides so many options. Not only are there more ways to grip and control your opponent but there are also more guards, take-downs, chokes, submissions and sweeps in the gi. For better or

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BJJ Fanatics Offers Free Tom DeBlass Instructional For Today Only

BJJ Legend and owner of BJJ Fanatics, Bernardo Faria has recently offered a free code to download one of his instructional DVDs, to help those wanting to train at home and Tom DeBlass has now joined him as well. Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, it has made it extremely difficult

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